Convent Court Low Rise - Hadley

As a social housing provider with significant levels of demand and committed to innovation in their construction Andium Homes engaged Hadley Steel Framing to design and install a new social housing project in Jersey. Timber frame has previously been popular on the Island along with traditional build but both come with problems, especially the transporting of materials, so a cold rolled frame option was developed. As a socially conscious housing provider there was a drive to keep as much of the cost returned into the local community as possible so Hadley partnered with Jersey builders merchant, Normans, to set up fabrication on the island. The project was sited on a restricted plot which needed as fast a turn around as possible as well as the minimum affect on the local area. The HadleyFRAME solution was delivered on target to a 10 week programme and was not affected by lock down restrictions or transport of materials by sea in rough weather. The resulting project was a new block of social housing apartments and Age Concern head office delivered to a high specification to a very fast programme.

Project Overview:
18 – 1 bed apartments. 3 – 2 bed apartments. Ground floor facility for Age Concern Headquarters. Constructed as HadleyFRAME pre-panelised, cold rolled steel structure. Internal and external wall panels are provided as 100mm cold rolled steel studs offsite panelised with sheathing board on the external walls. 150mm composite concrete floor decks, Hot rolled steel pan stairs with concrete treads. 200mm steel joisted roof cassettes with ply lining. Hot rolled steel external balconies.

Detailed and designed and component products produced in the UK at Hadley. Components shipped to Jersey and panelised in Jersey, by Normans, using local labour trained by Hadley and  certified under their FPC certification. Start on site was delayed and was built during the winter of 2020 during a lock down in Jersey and challenging winter conditions for exporting materials and construction but the offsite structure was delivered on time.

The Convent Court Low Rise project was delivered in 10 weeks during the winter and during a lock down in both the UK and Jersey. This was exactly on program. A comparative project in Jersey using traditional material would take around 20% longer with more people on site before being restricted by shipping delays due to weather and installation delays also effected by weather.

The speed that the HadleyFRAME system is been able to be installed in along with its ability to be utilised on difficult sites has meant that schemes in Jersey can be delivered faster than previously thought, helping to reduce the housing deficit. The inclusion of Panelisation in Jersey has allowed for more money to be kept in the local community and future projects will develop more jobs for local people.


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